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New Euro waste & air quality rules must not be scrapped

According to leaked documents, the European Commission’s new Vice-President Frans Timmermans plans to scrap innovative proposals to increase recycling and reduce waste as well as plans to tackle air pollution which causes tens of thousands of premature deaths. MEPs, industry and NGOs have condemned the move, with the UK’s most influential bodies in the resource […]

Even pessimists see prospect for real climate progress

This time last year, I was recovering from two full-on weeks at the annual climate summit – or CoP – which had just come to an end in Warsaw, Poland. There, in the slightly surreal and wintry setting of the national football stadium, we were plied with pisco sours by this year’s conference host, Peru, […]

Countries edge towards an agreement on super GHGs

Countries edge towards global agreement on super greenhouse gases as obstacles melt PARIS: The international community has moved a step closer to a deal on eliminating hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) at a meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Paris this week. Despite coordinated resistance from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, other countries which […]

New Trends in ODS Smuggling

EIA briefing to the 26th Meeting of the Montreal Protocol in Paris on the illicit trade in the smuggling of ozone-depleting substances. .

Loopholes & ODS illegal trade threaten ozone layer recovery

EIA’s latest briefing New Trends in ODS Smuggling highlights the growing threat of illegal trade in ozone depleting substances (ODS). Far from going away, the threat of black market ODS looms greater than ever and this briefing brings together analysis of trade and emissions data, recent reported seizures and a look at the global refrigerant […]

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